The container platform must automatically remove or disable temporary user accounts after 72 hours.
If temporary user accounts remain active when no longer needed or for an excessive period, these accounts may be used to gain unauthorized access. To mitigate this risk, automated termination of all temporary user accounts must be set upon account creation. Temporary user accounts are established as part of normal account activation procedures when there is a need for short-term accounts without the demand for immediacy in account activation. If temporary user accounts are used, the application must be configured to automatically terminate these types of accounts after a DoD-defined period of 72 hours. To address access requirements, many application developers choose to integrate their applications with enterprise-level authentication/access mechanisms that meet or exceed access control policy requirements. Such integration allows the application developer to off-load those access control functions and focus on core application features and functionality.
Configure the container platform to automatically remove or disable temporary user accounts after 72 hours.
Review the container platform configuration to determine if temporary user accounts are automatically removed or disabled after 72 hours. If temporary user accounts are not automatically removed or disabled after 72 hours, this is a finding.